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March 28, 2019

I was asked a few weeks ago to speak at a Hadassah meeting. Hadassah is an organization of Jewish women who volunteer and raise money for community programs and health initiatives in Israel. My grandmother was a lifetime member. My mom is a lifetime member. I am a lifetime member. It was meaningful to be … Continue reading March 28, 2019

March 25, 2019

I went for a haircut today. I booked the appointment weeks ago, but spent the whole time in New York City exclaiming how excited I was to cut it all off. I love my hair, but sometimes it needs to go. It’s very thick, curly & heavy… not ideal for life in Florida, seven steps … Continue reading March 25, 2019

March 24, 2019

A year ago today, I was in Washington, DC for March For Our Lives. Today, I spent the day in my room. Last weekend, a 2018 graduate committed suicide. Last night, a current student did the same. While I did not have either as a student, my heart aches for them. For their families. For … Continue reading March 24, 2019

March 22, 2019

Today was an absolutely wonderful day! I won two of the most prestigious awards given by CSPA (Columbia Scholastic Press Association). The first was presented at the adviser luncheon. I was awarded the Gold Key. This award is presented to those who have shown outstanding dedication to scholastic journalism. More information about the award can … Continue reading March 22, 2019

February 21-24, 2019

I was invited to go to Des Moines, Iowa as a part of the Schoolhouse Gate Project. The was an opportunity brought to us by Maribeth Romslo, a filmmaker who has been working on a documentary with us since February 2018. Her project is called “Young Voices, Big Change.” https://www.schoolhousegateproject.com/ https://www.youngvoicesbigchange.com/ We began the discussion … Continue reading February 21-24, 2019

February 15, 2019

I went dark on social media for a few days leading up to the first anniversary. While away, I did a lot of writing, soul-searching and interviews. This is the interview I did with WLRN, our local NPR affiliate: http://www.wlrn.org/post/stoneman-douglas-students-teacher-discuss-how-new-book-parkland-speaks-helped-them-heal This is the piece I wrote for PBS News Hour Extra’s blog: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/education/opinion-learning-to-be-the-new-me-after-the-parkland-tragedy This is … Continue reading February 15, 2019